Elk's Soccer Shootout - September 30
Open to House, Travel and Elite Players U8 - U14
The South Kingstown Elk's Shootout is a nationally sanctioned event and will take place at Tuckertown Park on Saturday, September 30 from 9am to 3 pm. Boys and girls in U-8 to U14 age groups shoot at different size goals to score points. Players with the highest scores win will go to the State Shootout held at Coventry High School on October 15. Winners of the State Shootout will move on to the Regional Shootout held in Nashua, New Hampshire in November.
The Elks Soccer Shoot program consists of two different contests that test different level skills at different ages. A "Five Goal Contest" consists of a series of five goals, decreasing in size from 48 inches to 17 inches. The age groups that use these goals are divided into two categories, U-8 contains all ages seven years old and younger, and U-10 group contains ages eight and nine. The contest is open to boys and girls who shoot separately. The U-8 contestants kick from 15 feet from the face of the goal, while the U-10 contestants kick from 18 feet from the goal. The Grid Goal Contest consists of a full-size goal sectioned off so points can be scored when the ball is kicked into certain sections. The age groups that use this goal are U-12, which contain the ages ten and eleven, and U-14, which contain ages twelve and thirteen. The contest is open to both boys and girls and they shoot separately.